Books I want to be Films

As a bookworm one of our favourite things is for a book to be made into a film. Getting excited over the cast details leaked, the extra fangirling the film presents and of course the judgy conversations afterwards as we complain about what they missed and how it’s not the book. Here are the Books I want to be Films.

 This is for Top Ten Tuesday, you can find the other posts here and you can check out all my list posts here. Tell me what books you’d like to see on the big screens and which book to screen adaptions you’ve enjoyed in the comments!


1. I’d love to see any of VE Schwab’s stories hit the big screen, and as Vicious is my favourite that’s the one I’d most like to watch. Although I do worry that my favourite elements of VE Schwab’s novels don’t revolve around the visual: the writing style, character development and poignant backstories.


2. From Cinder’s workshop market stall to Kai’s palace to the Lunar ships I think this book would adapt well. Also I if there’s anything I like more than reading ball scenes it’s watching them.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

3. Weren’t all the Hunger Games films done so well? Who wouldn’t want another one? I’m not enjoying this novel anywhere near as much as the original trilogy but I would still love to visit Panem on the big screen, one last time.

The Switch

4. This novel is so sweet. An elderly granny taking her big adventure to London and a young woman slowing down up in the Dales with village fetes and old people ferrying. It’s such a happy and tear jerking story, I think it would make a great feel good film.

One of Us is Lying

5. This novel has so many of our American high school stereotypes, surely it wouldn’t be difficult to pull an adaption off? Or, even better, a TV series where we get to properly live in the protagonists lives for that one semester where they’re suspected of murder. Maybe they could even change the ending…

The Raven Boys

6. How great would this be on film? I’d love to Gansey, Ronan, Adam and Blue brought to life behind the camera. And the wardrobe department could go wild with Blue’s outfits, maybe they could borrow a few of Lunar’s old effects from the Harry Potter Studio Tour?


7. The magic of Caraval meets the magic of cinema would be excellent. And, again, the wardrobe department. The excellent princess like tiered dress that’s ever changing that Scarlet wears would be so fun to design. And redesign. I’m thinking Disney live action magic for this one.

The Night Circus

8. Much like Caraval, The Night Circus has the right level of magical realism and excellent costume opportunities that makes me want to see it on the big screen. Circuses magic need not be restricted to the written work.


9. I’d just love to see this world brought to life on camera. The dusty markets, busy streets and glamorous palace. Also the magic system being all to do with colours would come across so well on a film.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

X. This book was crying for an adaption the whole way through. Those vivid, visual descriptions, the moody tone and stories told through art are perfect for a movie or a TV series. And who doesn’t want to see that cathedral sunset scene.

12 thoughts on “Books I want to be Films

  1. Great list! I think One of Us is Lying is being adapted? I think I saw the author share something about it over on Twitter. 🙂 Considering how popular Vicious is, I’m surprised it hasn’t been made into a film already!


  2. I would love to see Caraval as well, apparently it has been optioned (picked up by a film studio) but that was a while ago, so not sure anything has come of it. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is definitely going to be a film, it was announced at the same time as the book I think. One of Us Is Lying is also being adapted, I saw the author announce it relatively recently. I think Vicious has been picked up as well. I would love to see The Raven Boys, and The Night Circus would look amazing on screen. Daughter of Smoke and Bone would be really great as well. Awesome list!
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  3. Great list! Last I heard, The Raven Boys is being adapted into a series and Maggie is involved. Hopefully it actually happens! ❤


  4. There’s a lot of good choices here! I know One of Us is Lying is getting an adaptation. I’m extremely excited for that one because I loved the story and managed to fly through it. I can only imagine the feels that would come along with seeing it on the screen. I also think Cinder would be a good adaptation, but I love retellings, so I might be a bit biased on that one, haha. I haven’t read the new Hunger Games book yet, but honestly I’d be more inclined to watch a movie of it than read it, as I wasn’t a fan of the series. However, since the entire series is already made into films, I do wonder if they’ll consider this one as well.


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